Joshua 14:13

13 Then Joshua 1blessed him, and he gave 2Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for an inheritance.

Joshua 14:13 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 14:13

And Joshua blessed him
By granting him his request, congratulating him upon it, and praying for and wishing him success in his attempt to drive out the giants, and possess their country:

and gave unto Caleb, the son of Jephunneh, Hebron for an inheritance;
being satisfied of the justness of his suit, of its being the will of God, and the order of Moses, that he should have this for an inheritance, which he had heard himself, had knowledge of, and well remembered: this is to be understood not of the city of Hebron itself, for that was given to the Levites, and was a city of refuge, but the country round about in the fields and villages annexed to it, as appears from ( Joshua 21:12 ) .

Joshua 14:13 In-Context

11 I am still as strong today as I was in the day that Moses sent me; my strength now is as my strength was then, for war and for going and coming.
12 So now give me this hill country of which the LORD spoke on that day, for you heard on that day how the Anakim were there, with great fortified cities. It may be that the LORD will be with me, and I shall drive them out just as the LORD said."
13 Then Joshua blessed him, and he gave Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for an inheritance.
14 Therefore Hebron became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite to this day, because he wholly followed the LORD, the God of Israel.
15 Now the name of Hebron formerly was Kiriath-arba. (Arba was the greatest man among the Anakim.) And the land had rest from war.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Joshua 22:6
  • 2. Joshua 10:36, 37; Joshua 15:13, 14; Joshua 21:11, 12; Judges 1:20; 1 Chronicles 6:55, 56